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Hyundai’s statement revisions suggest it is likely to be more cautious about future communications about any potential partnership with the iPhone maker, which is known to keep product plans under tight wraps.(Reuters file photo)

Hyundai says in early talks with Apple after electric vehicle tieup report

Seoul | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:25 PM IST
The report comes weeks after Reuters reported that Apple was moving forward with self-driving car technology and was aiming to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology as early as 2024.
In a statement Wednesday, the iPhone maker also highlighted the performance of a few of its other services, but didn’t share subscriber numbers for some of the most important offerings(REUTERS)
In a statement Wednesday, the iPhone maker also highlighted the performance of a few of its other services, but didn’t share subscriber numbers for some of the most important offerings(REUTERS)

Apple users spent $1.8 billion on apps in last week of 2020

By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 09:08 PM IST
The Cupertino, California-based technology giant said that most of the spending between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve went to games. Some of the most downloaded apps in 2020 were Zoom and Disney+, Apple added.
Haryana Police personnel helping women download the Durga Shakti app.(HT Photo)
Haryana Police personnel helping women download the Durga Shakti app.(HT Photo)

Haryana Police’s Durga Shakti app spreads wings in Punjab, HP, Delhi, Rajasthan and UP

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Pawan Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:09 PM IST
More than 2 lakh have downloaded app for women safety so far. Of the complaints received in 2020, preventive action was taken in 33 matters and over 1,100 issues were resolved amicably.
Apple rose as much as 1.5% to $138.79 before closing with a 1.3% decline.(AP)
Apple rose as much as 1.5% to $138.79 before closing with a 1.3% decline.(AP)

Apple hits record after December surge sends it past Amazon

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:01 AM IST
Apple has advanced 13% in December amid signs of strong demand for its iPhone 12 models and optimism about its self-driving car efforts.
“Those who have imported the politics of fake videos and lies, those who are getting outsiders to visit your homes are making false commitments,” said Banerjee.(PTI)
“Those who have imported the politics of fake videos and lies, those who are getting outsiders to visit your homes are making false commitments,” said Banerjee.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Mamata says BJP using Visva Bharati for dirty politics and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:56 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) cited a shortage of electronic chips in the global market due to Chinese technology major Huawei purchasing two-year stock of the component to averse impact of US ban on the company effective from September 2020.(Reuters/ Representative)
The India Cellular and Electronics Association (ICEA) cited a shortage of electronic chips in the global market due to Chinese technology major Huawei purchasing two-year stock of the component to averse impact of US ban on the company effective from September 2020.(Reuters/ Representative)

Mobile phone makers likely to miss production target under PLI scheme, seek adjustment of incentives

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Mobile devices industry body ICEA, whose members include Apple, Foxconn, Wistron, Lava etc, wrote to Electronics and IT Secretary Ajay Prakash Sawhney on December 24 that there will be a shortfall in targets under the PLI scheme due to shortage of chips coupled with supply constraints posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A cyclist out on a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A cyclist out on a cold and foggy morning in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Mercury in Delhi to drop further, air quality in ‘severe’ category and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:57 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The number of fresh fatalities also came down, with 18 people succumbing to the disease as against 25 from the previous tally.(AP file photo)
The number of fresh fatalities also came down, with 18 people succumbing to the disease as against 25 from the previous tally.(AP file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Delhi’s daily Covid tally drops further with 871 new cases logged in last 24 hrs and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:54 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Security personnel stand guard outside Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing India Pvt Ltd, where a section of workers went on a rampage at its facility manufacturing Apple iPhones and other products over non-payment of promised wage, at Narasapura area in Bengaluru, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020.(PTI)
Security personnel stand guard outside Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing India Pvt Ltd, where a section of workers went on a rampage at its facility manufacturing Apple iPhones and other products over non-payment of promised wage, at Narasapura area in Bengaluru, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020.(PTI)

Wistron violence: Lessons for Indian manufacturing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:01 AM IST
On December 18, a report quoted government officials as saying that the violence was not planned and “it was a sudden outburst” driven by the fact that the five-six staffing firms were exploiting “the workers by not paying or defaulting on salary payments”.
Demonstrators raise slogans during the ongoing protest against new farm laws, at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in Ghazipur, New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Demonstrators raise slogans during the ongoing protest against new farm laws, at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in Ghazipur, New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Maharashtra farmers to start their vehicle march to Delhi from Nashik today and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
An Al-Jazeera anchor had filed another lawsuit in the US, alleging that the NSO Group hacked her phone through WhatsApp over her reporting on Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.(Reuters representative image)
An Al-Jazeera anchor had filed another lawsuit in the US, alleging that the NSO Group hacked her phone through WhatsApp over her reporting on Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.(Reuters representative image)

Saudi, UAE govt spyware targets phones of Al-Jazeera journalists: Report

Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said it traced malware that infected the personal phones of 36 journalists, producers, anchors and executives at Al-Jazeera back to the Israel-based NSO Group.
The Apple Inc logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, US.(Reuters)
The Apple Inc logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, US.(Reuters)

Apple temporarily shuts California stores in virus surge, some in UK after new curbs

California | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:34 AM IST
The company said on Friday it was temporarily shutting some stores in California following a surge in Covid-19 cases, sending the iPhone maker’s shares down in trading after the bell. That announcement covered at least 12 stores.
Wistron said the company has been investigating the matter and has “found that some workers were not paid correctly, or on time”.(Reuters Photo)
Wistron said the company has been investigating the matter and has “found that some workers were not paid correctly, or on time”.(Reuters Photo)

Wistron fires V-P, finds lapses in Karnataka plant

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 06:28 AM IST
Wistron, which assembles the latest version of the iPhone SE at the violence-hit plant, admitted that there were faults in its wage payment processes. A section of workers at Wistron Corporation’s facility in Narasapura Industrial Area in Kolar district near Bengaluru went on rampage last week over non-payment of their wages.
Security personnel stand guard outside Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing India Pvt Ltd at Narasapura area in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Security personnel stand guard outside Wistron Infocomm Manufacturing India Pvt Ltd at Narasapura area in Bengaluru.(PTI)

Violence at India Apple plant: What exactly happened at Karnataka unit?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:20 PM IST
The plant became operational earlier this year. There were 5,000 workers initially. But the number rose to 10,500, according to Karnataka factories department report.
Wistron is one of Apple’s top global suppliers. In India, it makes iPhone 7 handsets and second-generation iPhone SE devices.(REUTERS)
Wistron is one of Apple’s top global suppliers. In India, it makes iPhone 7 handsets and second-generation iPhone SE devices.(REUTERS)

Violence-hit Apple supplier Wistron sacks vice-president who oversees India operations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 03:38 PM IST
The company also announced that it is restructuring the teams in view of the incident. “We are removing the Vice President who oversees our business in India. We are also enhancing our processes and restructuring our teams to ensure these issues cannot happen again,” Wistron said.
Several thousand contract workers at Wistron angered over alleged non-payment of wages destroyed property, factory gear and iPhones at the plant early on December 12(REUTERS)
Several thousand contract workers at Wistron angered over alleged non-payment of wages destroyed property, factory gear and iPhones at the plant early on December 12(REUTERS)

Apple supplier Wistron could not manage scaled up India plant, government report says

Bengaluru | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:51 PM IST
The report said there is a wide gap between practices followed at the factory and legal requirements. An earlier government audit of the factory, just hours after the rampage, had also found “several labour law violations”.
The violence at Wistron’s plant brings into focus the geopolitical challenge Apple faces(Reuters File Photo)
The violence at Wistron’s plant brings into focus the geopolitical challenge Apple faces(Reuters File Photo)

Violence-hit Wistron hired more than it could handle

By Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 06:09 AM IST
Wistron’s human resource team—comprising about three people—just couldn’t cope up with the workers’ grievances.
Facebook is again pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices, this time saying in full page newspaper ads that the social media giant is standing up for small businesses(REUTERS)
Facebook is again pushing back on new Apple privacy rules for its mobile devices, this time saying in full page newspaper ads that the social media giant is standing up for small businesses(REUTERS)

Facebook criticizes Apple privacy policy in newspaper ads

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:49 AM IST
In ads that ran in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other national newspapers Wednesday, Facebook said Apple’s new rules “limit businesses’ ability to run personalized ads and reach their customers effectively”.
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

Facebook attacks Apple’s iOS changes in full-page newspaper ads

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:39 PM IST
The ads, slated to run in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, carry the headline “We’re standing up to Apple for small businesses everywhere.”
Wistron is one of Apple’s global contractors and the company manufactures iPhone 7 handsets and second-generation iPhone SE devices in India.(REUTERS)
Wistron is one of Apple’s global contractors and the company manufactures iPhone 7 handsets and second-generation iPhone SE devices in India.(REUTERS)

Loss of Rs 437.40 crore, 7,000 people booked: What we know so far about Wistron plant violence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:56 PM IST
Wistron has filed a First Information Report (FIR) with against 7,000 people, including 5,000 of its contract workers and 2,000 that did not work there, the police said.
This attempt also mark the European Commission’s frustration with its antitrust cases against the tech giants, notably Google, which critics say did not address the problem(REUTERS)
This attempt also mark the European Commission’s frustration with its antitrust cases against the tech giants, notably Google, which critics say did not address the problem(REUTERS)

US tech giants face 6-10% fines as EU set rules to curb their power

Brussels | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:54 PM IST
The rules are the most serious attempt by the 27-country bloc to rein in the power of the US tech giants which control troves of data and online platforms on which thousands of companies and millions of Europeans rely on.
Unidentified factory workers trashed the facility on the outskirts of Bengaluru over the weekend as employees demanded unpaid wages and better working hours, trade union representatives said(AFP)
Unidentified factory workers trashed the facility on the outskirts of Bengaluru over the weekend as employees demanded unpaid wages and better working hours, trade union representatives said(AFP)

Apple investigating Wistron facility in India after violence

Bengaluru | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Videos made by employees inside the factory showed men breaking security cameras, windows and other equipment with rods and sticks. Wistron said it was “deeply shocked” by the violence, which it blamed on “unknown persons ... with unclear intentions”.
Wistron is one of the 16 entities to have received approval for incentive under the government’s production linked incentive plan.(AFP photo)
Wistron is one of the 16 entities to have received approval for incentive under the government’s production linked incentive plan.(AFP photo)

Apple to have minor impact on iPhone production due to violence at Wistron plant

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 07:14 AM IST
“iPhone production will have minor impact due to the violence. Only the iPhone SE 2020 is being made by Wistron in its Kolar’s plant. Enough stock is available in the market. Wistron has other plants in India where it may shift part of the production if its factory remains affected,” an industry source told PTI.
A trade union leader, claiming information from the plant alleged most employees -on contract- were not paid ‘on time’ besides concerns over ‘many deductions’ from their salary.(ANI)
A trade union leader, claiming information from the plant alleged most employees -on contract- were not paid ‘on time’ besides concerns over ‘many deductions’ from their salary.(ANI)

Workers damage iPhone manufacturing plant near Bengaluru over salary issues

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:56 PM IST
According to sources in the company, many workers were involved in the violent incident. When contacted, there was no immediate reaction from the company over the incident and claims on ‘salary issues.’
Cook added that because of the challenges of recent months, Apple will be giving employees in many regions an additional paid holiday scheduled for Jan 4.(Reuters file photo)
Cook added that because of the challenges of recent months, Apple will be giving employees in many regions an additional paid holiday scheduled for Jan 4.(Reuters file photo)

Apple CEO says most staff won’t return to office until June

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 07:25 AM IST
Tim Cook said it “seems likely” that the majority of teams won’t be back before June 2021. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant has historically had an office-centric culture, but the CEO implied that the company’s success this year during the pandemic lockdown could enable more flexibility to work remotely in the future.
Facebook is the world’s biggest social network with 2.7 billion users and a company with a market value of nearly $800 billion whose CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the world’s fifth-richest individual.(REUTERS)
Facebook is the world’s biggest social network with 2.7 billion users and a company with a market value of nearly $800 billion whose CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the world’s fifth-richest individual.(REUTERS)

Facebook faces lawsuit for ‘predatory’ conduct from US govt, 48 states

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:04 AM IST
The landmark antitrust lawsuits, announced by the Federal Trade Commission and New York Attorney General Letitia James, mark the second major government offensive this year against seemingly untouchable tech behemoths.
Steve Jobs and Eve Jobs(Wikipedia / Instagram)
Steve Jobs and Eve Jobs(Wikipedia / Instagram)

Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ daughter Eve Jobs debuts into modelling world

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:25 PM IST
Eve Jobs, late Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ daughter has just made her debut into the world of modelling with by starring in beauty brand Glossier’s latest ad campaign.
The AirPods Max is supposed to be available in India from December 15.(Twitter)
The AirPods Max is supposed to be available in India from December 15.(Twitter)

Apple’s AirPods Max launch leads to flurry of hilarious memes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:42 PM IST
Even if you are an Apple fan, the tweets may tickle your funny-bone.
The frenzy around the stock comes as Tesla CEO Elon Musk has signalled an India launch is impending(REUTERS)
The frenzy around the stock comes as Tesla CEO Elon Musk has signalled an India launch is impending(REUTERS)

India’s small investors flock to Tesla stock

Mumbai | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:31 PM IST
Indians are placing bigger-than-ever bets on US stocks this year as the American stock market has recovered faster than markets in India and other emerging nations following a crash sparked by the coronavirus pandemic
Apple is stepping up privacy for app users, forcing developers to be more transparent about data collection and warning they could be removed if they don't comply with a new anti-tracking measure, a company executive and regulators said Tuesday.(AP File Photo)
Apple is stepping up privacy for app users, forcing developers to be more transparent about data collection and warning they could be removed if they don't comply with a new anti-tracking measure, a company executive and regulators said Tuesday.(AP File Photo)

Apple to tighten app privacy, remove apps that don’t comply

London | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:23 AM IST
Called App Tracking Transparency, it will require apps to clearly ask for users’ permission before tracking them. It was due to be launched this year but was delayed to allow developers more time to make changes.
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